Gannett Announces the Retirement of Gary Stout
McLEAN, VA – Gary T. Stout is retiring after 25 years with Gannett (NYSE: GCI), it was announced today.
Stout will be succeeded as president and publisher of The Daily News Leader in Staunton, VA, by Roger Watson, who previously was general manager of The News Examiner in Hendersonville, TN.
“Gary Stout has served the company and his communities with great integrity and commitment,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “He could always be counted on to deliver what he promised. We wish him and his family all the best.”
Prior to joining The Daily News Leader, Stout was the president and publisher of Gannett newspapers in Little Falls, MN, and Danville, IL. He also served as president of Gannett Offset from 1988 to 2001.
Roger Watson joined Gannett in 1996 as editor and general manager of the Black Mountain (NC) News. In 2000, he was named president and publisher of the Marietta (OH) Times. He relocated to Hendersonville in 2002. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University.
“Roger has proven himself to be a strong newspaper executive who understands the role of community journalism,” said Gary Watson. “He will do well in Staunton.” The two Watsons are not related.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 900 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 21 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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